i've never had one (did drive johnf's 1st gen 3i once though - not sure if you remember him; he used to be a mod here but disappeared one day...or night) but i hear the 3s models with the bigger 2.3 or 2.5 litre engine were a hoot to drive. the older 2 litre models were not as peppy as the newer 2 litre models, by the way.RomPirate wrote:I've been taking a closer look at the Mazdaspeed3 (1st gen) or Madza3 (hatchback only). They seem to fit my needs and the bill. Not sure if the speed would be worth the premium seeing as my GO foot is ehhh... light.
Anyone have one?
as for the fit, i've heard a lot of good things about the older ones. other than highway road noise, the 2nd gen should be a solid bet. i test drove a 2015 (3rd gen) before i got my accord, and the fit didn't drive or feel like a small car with a tiny engine, and was fun.